Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What to say today?

I feel like writing tonight but have no idea what to say. Therefore you get a bunch of randon stuff. Here goes.

*Kora is 5 1/2 months old now and decided this week that she's tired of sitting in one place. This morning she scooted herself all the way across our california king sized bed to get to me. It took her several minutes to do it but she did. She also rolls back and forth to get places or things and she can sit up pretty good if I help her get there. Who told her she was allowed to grow up so fast?

*Last month I got a Groupon for half off hair and waxing services and I went to redeem it today. They washed my hair, did a deep conditioning treatment, cut off about 6-8 inches off my hair and then waxed my eyebrows. I paid $35 for the groupon and it would have cost me $65+ tax if I paid full price. It was a nice 2 hour break from my obnoxious kids.

*Have I mentioned how much I enjoy year round school lately? My kids went back to school last week and it has been so nice. I now have 4 of them in school all day and 2 home that sleep in most days. I've actually been getting some sleep and it's been really nice. My days are so nice and relaxing until about 4pm. Then the kids get home and start arguing, fighting, hitting, kicking, pinching, tattling, screaming and, you get the idea. I don't understand how it can go from a really happy, good mood day to oh my heck I want to wring everybody's neck so quickly.

*my car broke about a week ago. It sounds like an old VW with a sound enhancer on the muffler. It could also sound like a cross between a really loud motorcycle and a diesel truck. It happened as we were driving down the road on the 4th of July when everything was closed. Turns out the muffler blew a hole right next to the catalytic converter and the only way to fix it is to get the whole assembly. This might not be so bad except that apparenly, everybody else who bought Dodge Caravans in 2004 got a V6 so parts for our 4 cylinder van are hard to come by. This one had to be ordered fom the dealership and cost $800 just for the part. Luckily labor is only $80 but that still puts us over $900 after tax. Good thing I built up that emergency fund. The part should be here tomorrow or the next day and they'll put it in for us as soon as it arrives.

Ok, I think that's about it for now. Maybe I'll think of someting else to write tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Do you ever wonder?

So, I have this friend. She knows who she is and some of you may also know who she is, but I'm not going to mention names otherwise. Anyway, her family and ours used to hang out quite a bit, and when I say that I do mean a lot. We'd get together once or twice a week, sometimes more, have dinner, chat, play games and have a really great time. Then one day they declined to come over, started avoiding us when we'd see each other, made excuses of why they couldn't get together with us and stuff like that. We tried asking questions as to why and what happened and, from what we could figure, I did or said something that offended this friend so she quit talking to me and didn't want to hang out anymore.

I tried talking to her and tried asking what I did or said that upset her. I even send an email or two in hopes of a reply. A year passed with nothing. Finally we started talking on a limited basis and then they came over to our house for a birthday party. Just as the party was starting, one of her children slipped on my clean tile and broke their arm. This ended what I thought was the beginning of making up. A few more months passed and we moved away, however, we are still facebook friends.

It's now been another year and a half and, for some reason, she has been weighing on my mind today. I wonder how she is, I wonder what kind of things she's doing and I wonder if she still hates me or holds a grudge for whatever it was that I said or did.

It might not bother me so much if I actually knew what it was also. I mean, if I knew then I could at least give her a sincere apology if nothing else. I miss my friend, the chats we had and the things that we did together and I wonder if there's ever going to be a possibility that we could make up. Are you out there friend?